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Why Choose Us?

fabtic offers the rare opportunity to access training, consultancy, supervision and direct client work delivered by a practitioner whose practice is grounded in empirical research, evidence-based practice and over eighteen years’ of front-line service to vulnerable children and families.

fabtic is an independent organisation and it is this freedom that allows it the full flexibility to be completely responsive to the needs of its clients, developing new and creative approaches to the often complex and multi-faceted problems involved in providing effective ‘human services’ to people.

fabtic’s expertise is based on:


Experience at client, practitioner and management levels


A proven track record in training, support and advice


Running client services, including reviewing policies and procedures in line with statutory requirements, to ensure effective service delivery and excellent customer care


First-hand knowledge of safeguarding and child protection legislation


Working alongside leading national and international experts in the field of risk assessment


Clinical advice and supervision from leading international experts in the field of juvenile firesetting, including Professor David Kolko


A commitment to ongoing research designed to ensure evidence-based best practice at all times

Commissioning fabtic ensures you are combining a knowledge of the very latest academic and clinical research with first-hand experience of working with at-risk and vulnerable children and families.

It is this combination of academic, theoretical and practical knowledge that makes fabtic truly unique in the service it offers professionals and families with concerns for children with firesetting behaviour.

In the Media

See Joanna’s work featured on the BBC and in the Financial Times


Read more about Joanna’s publications and writing projects


Access Joanna’s thesis exploring the identification of risk and need in children who set fires


"Over the five years I worked with her Joanna managed every case with a high level of commitment and expertise, supporting children in the most difficult of home settings. Joanna combines experience and innovation with a patient and caring manner even under the most challenging circumstances. I would feel confident in recommending her services to any of my clients."

Stuart McMillan, Managing Director RM & Associates Ltd and London Fire Brigade Divisional Officer (retired)

"Joanna is one of the most inspirational trainers and programme managers I have worked with in over 30 years of training design and delivery. Her development of the Juvenile Firesetters Intervention Scheme for the London Fire Brigade was a model of how to bring about change in the behaviour of children and young people."

David Lewis, Youth Programmes Advisor, Bryn Stowe Associates and Training Design Specialist (retired), National Police Training Centre